• To give an exposure to the students on the concept and the principles of planning, scheduling and control about infrastructure industry.
UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Introduction to infrastructure – Need and importance of infrastructure in India – Overview of power sector – Overview of water supply and sanitation sector-Overview of road, rail, air and port transportation sectors-Overview of telecommunication sector-Overview of rural and urban infrastructure-Introduction to special economic zones-Organizations and players in infrastructure field -Overview of infrastructure project finance.
UNIT II INFRASTRUCTURE PRIVATIZATION
Privatization of infrastructure in India – Benefits of privatization-Problems with privatization- Challenges in privatization of water supply projects- Challenges in privatization of power sector projects – Challenges in privatization of road transportation projects.
UNIT III RISKS IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Economic and demand risks, political risks, socio-economic risks and cultural risks in infrastructure projects -Legal and contractual issues in infrastructure projects- Challenges in construction of infrastructure projects.
UNIT IV RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
Planning to mitigate risk-Designing sustainable contracts-Introduction to fair process and negotiation-Negotiation with multiple stakeholders – Sustainable development- Information technology and systems for successful management.
UNIT V DESIGN & MAINTENANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
Innovative design and maintenance of infrastructure facilities- Modeling and life cycle analysis techniques-Capacity building and improving Government’s role in implementation- Integrated framework for successful planning and management.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to
• explain the basic concepts related to infrastructure and understand management.
• explain the benefits and problems with infrastructure
• identify the challenges and strategies for successful planning and implementation of infrastructure.
• apply the above concepts to various infrastructure domains.